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See detail"Divided families, fractured schooling, in Mexico: educational consequences of children exposition to international migration”
Zuniga, Victor; Vivas Romero, Maria ULg

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This cahier aims to identify and analyze the consequences of international migration movements on the school itineraries and aspirations of children who have been exposed to international migration ... [more ▼]

This cahier aims to identify and analyze the consequences of international migration movements on the school itineraries and aspirations of children who have been exposed to international migration between Mexico and the U. S. Some of these children are active actors of migratory flows because they moved from one country to another. Others are not active migrants; however, given the fact that they belong to divided families due to international migration, they are exposed to the impacts of their family members’ decisions. Consequently, two critical components of their migratory experiences will be the focus of our analysis. Firstly, we will analyze their school trajectory and secondly the family dispersion due to their migratory decisions. [less ▲]

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See detailTracing Migrant-Mothers’ ‘Return’ Narratives in the Mexico-U.S and Peru-Belgium Migratory Circuits.
Vivas Romero, Maria ULg; Sanchez-Martinez, Anabela

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How do contemporary migrant mothers strategize return to their home countries? And how does the social protections available for their bi-national children in sending and destination countries factor in ... [more ▼]

How do contemporary migrant mothers strategize return to their home countries? And how does the social protections available for their bi-national children in sending and destination countries factor in the decision to return? Through this contribution, we aimed to tackle these questions. We draw from the analysis of two longitudinal migratory careers and argue that our participant’s return decisions were influenced both by their children’s effective access to social protection and their subjective perceptions of ‘good-motherhood’. This Trans-Atlantic comparison shows how different situated-institutional-contexts, cultures of care and motherhood resulted into different patterns of mobility for these women and their families. [less ▲]

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See detailOverview of challenges of residential nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) in Southern Europe
Attia, Shady ULg; Eleftheriou, P; Xeni et al

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In times of great transition of the European construction sector to energy efficient and nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs), a market observation containing qualitative and quantitative indications ... [more ▼]

In times of great transition of the European construction sector to energy efficient and nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs), a market observation containing qualitative and quantitative indications should help to fill out the enormous information gaps concerning the EU 2020 carbon targets. Next to the economic challenges, there are equally important factors that hinder renovating the existing residential building stock and adding newly constructed high performance buildings. Under these circumstances this paper summarizes the findings of a cross-comparative study of the societal and technical barriers of nZEBs implementation in 7 Southern European countries. The aim of the study was to enhance the understanding and provide and overview on future challenges of residential nZEBs in Southern Europe. The result presents an overview of challenges and provides recommendations based on available empirical evidence to further lower those barriers in the European construction sector. The paper finds that the most Southern European countries are poorly prepared for nZEBs implementation and especially for existing buildings. It is essential creating a common approach to further develop nZEBs concepts and definitions in adaptation with the climatic, societal and technical state of progress in Southern Europe. The paper provides suggestions for minimum energy efficiency and renewable energy thresholds to shift the identified gaps into opportunities for future development in deep renovation of buildings. [less ▲]

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See detailLe centre monumental de Baelo Claudia. Rapport 2015-2016
Brassous, Laurent; Deru, Xavier ULg; Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Oliva et al

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See detailSOLINDIC : Etude de l’activité biologique du système « Sol-Plante » en vue de préserver les fonctionnalités des sols agricoles
Blondel, Alodie; Durenne, B.; Mingeot, D. et al

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See detailLe rôle des limites et des risques dans la construction de la relation entre les professionnel-le-s et les familles dans les Centres d’Éducation et d’Accueil des Jeunes Enfants de 0 à 3 ans : le point de vue de puéricultrices
Sharmahd, Nima ULg; Pirard, Florence ULg

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Ce rapport présente les résultats d'une recherche centrée sur le point de vue de professionnelles de la petite enfance sur les relations établies avec les familles dont elles accueillent les enfants dans ... [more ▼]

Ce rapport présente les résultats d'une recherche centrée sur le point de vue de professionnelles de la petite enfance sur les relations établies avec les familles dont elles accueillent les enfants dans le milieu d'accueil. Il met en évidence une série de tensions entre lesquelles ces professionnelles sont prises: être sûres/ouverture à l'incertitude, être protégées/être reconnues... Il propose une série de pistes de réflexion et d'action qui reconnaissent la complexité d'une activité professionnelle souvent méconnue. [less ▲]

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See detailGiser: Gestion intégrée sol-érosion-ruissellement - Rapport d'activités 2015-2016
Bielders, Charles; Degré, Aurore ULg; Demarcin, Pierre ULg et al

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See detailEtude "Cancer du sein et emploi"
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Schippers, Nathalie; Van Hoof, Elke

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Objectives Due to increasing treatment efficiency, more breast cancer patients can consider work resumption. Because of its multifactorial nature, return to work (RTW) remains a challenge. The objective ... [more ▼]

Objectives Due to increasing treatment efficiency, more breast cancer patients can consider work resumption. Because of its multifactorial nature, return to work (RTW) remains a challenge. The objective of this study is to explore facilitators and barriers to the RTW process as experienced by breast cancer patients and to describe their return to work trajectories. Methods Women under treatment in 4 Belgian oncology centres were invited to participate in the survey. Inclusion criteria were primary breast cancer; stage I, II or III; aged between 18 and 60; working at the time of diagnosis as employee or civil servant. Participating patients completed a questionnaire at inclusion (within 3 months of diagnosis) and underwent an in-depth interview six months later. The interview focused on experiences of being work disabled and (preparation of) return to work. The interviews were fully transcribed and a thematic analysis was carried out by two independent researchers. Results A total of 44 women could be included in the study between July 2014 and February 2015. By the time of the interview, 18 women had returned to work; 3 had resumed work while being in treatment; and 11 women had a therapeutic RTW on part-time basis. Breast cancer patients report feelings of fear, guilt, and pressure concerning work resumption. They have complaints of pain, fatigue and loss of concentration. They feel ill-informed about financial implications of being work disabled and of partial work resumption and about possibilities to resume work in a flexible way. They are in favour of a more flexible work schedule at the workplace. Some women aspire to a career transition but feel that such a transition is not realistic at the time being due to their health status, energy level or financial situation. Conclusion Better information from healthcare professionals is needed to support women’s work resumption. Idiosyncratic work resumption trajectories point to the need of an individual approach of work resumption management. [less ▲]

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See detailLiteracy in Austria. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Ehgartner, Reinhard; Gangl, Verena; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Belgium (Flanders. Country Report. Short Version
Van Acker, Tania; de Krosse, Hedwig; Kuypers, Tine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Austria. Country Report. Short Version
Ehgartner, Reinhard; Gangl, Verena; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Belgium (French Community). Country Report - Children and Adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Annette; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Czech Republic. Country Report - Children and Adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Annette; Laufkova, Veronika et al

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See detailLiteracy in Lithuania. Country Report - Children and Adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Annette; Masiulienė, Laura et al

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See detailThe evidentiary effects of authentic acts in the Member States of the European Union, in the context of successions - Report for Belgium
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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The EU Succession Regulation (Regulation 650/2012) allows for cross-border circulation of authentic instruments in a matter of succession. Authentic instruments are documents created by authorised ... [more ▼]

The EU Succession Regulation (Regulation 650/2012) allows for cross-border circulation of authentic instruments in a matter of succession. Authentic instruments are documents created by authorised authorities which benefit from certain evidential advantages. As this Regulation does not harmonise Member State substantive laws or procedures concerning succession the laws relating to the domestic evidentiary effects of succession authentic instruments remain diverse. Article 59 of the Succession Regulation requires the Member States party to the Regulation to give succession authentic instruments the evidentiary effects they would enjoy in their Member State of origin. The only limits on this obligation being public policy or the irreconcilability of the authentic instrument with a court decision, court settlement or another authentic instrument. This report, which was commissioned by the University of Aberdeen in the framework of a request of the Committee on Legal Affairs, provides an information resource for legal practitioners concerning the evidentiary effects of succession authentic instruments in Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailLiteracy in Croatia. Country Report. Short Version
Cupar, Drahomira; Cunovic, Kristina; Radonic, Marija et al

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See detailLiteracy in Cyprus. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Michaelidou, Athena et al

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See detailLiteracy in England. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Buddeberg, Klaus; Dombey, Henrietta; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Ireland. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Curtin, Alicia; Garbe, Christine; Hall, Cathy et al

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See detailLiteracy in the Netherlands. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; de Krosse, Hedwig; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Germany. Country Report. Short Version
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Mallows, David et al

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See detailLiteracy in Denmark. Country Report. Short Version
Arnadottir, Erna; Kristmundsson, Gudmundur; Shiel, Gerry et al

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See detailLiteracy in England. Country Report. Short Version
Dombey, Henrietta; Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Cyprus. Country Report. Short version
Balbinot, Valeria; Heracleous, Maria; Manolitsis, George et al

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See detailLiteracy in France. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Jonhson, Sandra; Jonhson, Rod; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in France. Country Report. Short Version
Jeantheau, Jean-Pierre; Johnson, Sandra; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Germany. Country Report. Children and adolescents and adults
Garbe, Christine; Grotluschen, Anke; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Hungary. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Shiel, Gerry et al

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See detailLiteracy in Bulgaria. Country Report. Children and adolescents.
Dachkova, Lydia; Garbe, Christine; Georgieva, Natalia et al

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See detailLiteracy in Denmark. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Arnadottir, Erna; Garbe, Christine; Kristmundsson, Gudmundur et al

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See detailLiteracy in Estonia. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Kerge, Krista; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Malta. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Mifsud, Charles; Petrova, Rositsa; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Slovenia. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Doupona Horvat, Marjeta; Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Bulgaria. Country report. Short version.
Dachkova, Lydia; Georgieva, Natalia; Tzvetkova, Marieta et al

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See detailLiteracy in Romania. Country Report.
Valtin, Renate; Garbe, Christine; Toia, Maria et al

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See detailLiteracy in Croatia. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Cupar, Drahomira; Cunovic, Kristina; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Italy. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Balbinot, Valeria; Cunha, Juliana; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Finland. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Shiel, Gerry et al

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See detailLiteracy in Iceland. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Arnadottir, Erna; Garbe, Christine; Kristmundsson, Gudmundur et al

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See detailLiteracy in Greece. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Koutsogiannis, Dimitris; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Norway. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Kovacs, Maria; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Portugal. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Arqueiro, Ana; Cunha, Juliana; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Scotland. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Jonhson, Sandra; Young, Myra; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Sapin. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Benitez Sastre, Laura; D'Angelo Menendez, Estela; Garbe, Christine et al

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See detailLiteracy in Sweden. Country Report. Children and adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg; Persson, Ulla-Britt et al

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See detailResponses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal
Evans, Ruth; McCarthy, Jane Ribbens; Bowlby, Sophie et al

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See detailThe English Experience of Soft Densification (Les expériences anglaises en matière de densification douce). Phase II Draft Report
Bibby, Peter; Dunning, Richard; Ferrari, Ed et al

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This report is the second phase of research into the English Experience of Soft Densification and builds upon the quantitative data analysis undertaken in phase I. Adopting an intensive qualitative case ... [more ▼]

This report is the second phase of research into the English Experience of Soft Densification and builds upon the quantitative data analysis undertaken in phase I. Adopting an intensive qualitative case study approach two local authorities, the London Borough of Ealing and Bristol City Council, are considered in detail. Ealing represents a suburban area that experienced concurrently significant soft densification and de-conversion of existing stock in the period 2001 to 2011, whilst Bristol over the same period experienced a high level of housing growth. [less ▲]

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See detailLa formation initiale à l’extramuros des enseignants du primaire : Premières recommandations pour un curriculum innovant dans la perspective de son élargissement à cinq ans
Partoune, Christine ULg

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La recherche Extramuros repose sur le constat suivant: le milieu proche de l’école est de moins en moins exploité par les enseignants du primaire, même en milieu rural où il est beaucoup plus facile ... [more ▼]

La recherche Extramuros repose sur le constat suivant: le milieu proche de l’école est de moins en moins exploité par les enseignants du primaire, même en milieu rural où il est beaucoup plus facile d’envisager des sorties. Il s’agit pourtant d’un enjeu majeur, tant pour le développement global de l’enfant que pour le développement local. [less ▲]

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See detailFLYCOAT - Programme d'excellence : Rapport scientifique et technique 1°phase 1er Mars 2015 au 29 Février 2016
Dedry, Olivier ULg; Mertens, Anne ULg; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

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Le projet FLYCOAT innovera dans les domaines suivants : - Résistance à l’usure : améliorer les revêtements existants par des procédés de fabrication innovants, pour répondre à des propriétés spécifiques ... [more ▼]

Le projet FLYCOAT innovera dans les domaines suivants : - Résistance à l’usure : améliorer les revêtements existants par des procédés de fabrication innovants, pour répondre à des propriétés spécifiques, comme la tenue à l’érosion et à l’impact (grêle, gravillonnage) - Protection anti-corrosion : obtenir des performances équivalentes aux systèmes actuels en l’absence de chromates - Propriétés électriques : conférer des propriétés antistatiques - Propriétés thermiques : améliorer la résistance à la thermo-oxidation et au cyclage thermique. - Résistance aux liquides aéronautiques. [less ▲]

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See detailSocial enterprises and their eco-systems: A European mapping report. Updated country report: Belgium
Huybrechts, Benjamin ULg

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This report provides an overview of the roots, concept, legal evolution, numbers and eco-system of social enterprise in Belgium and the challenges it faces. In the first section, a number of roots and ... [more ▼]

This report provides an overview of the roots, concept, legal evolution, numbers and eco-system of social enterprise in Belgium and the challenges it faces. In the first section, a number of roots and drivers are described that have paved the way for the current understanding and landscape of social enterprise in Belgium. These roots include the associative tradition, the cooperative movement, the tradition of mutuals, the (new) social economy and the more recent business-oriented approach. The role of public policies and philanthropic actors is also discussed. In the second section, the legal evolution of social enterprise is sketched out, and three main ideal types are identified based on their underlying dynamics: (i) the entrepreneurial approach to the general interest (typically embodied by associations and foundations); (ii) the combination of mutual and general interest (typically embodied by cooperatives and mutuals); and (iii) the more borderline case of businesses that combine private and general interest. In this section, the social purpose company framework is presented, as well as a number of certification schemes. In the third section on measuring social enterprises, two approaches are distinguished: bottom-up and inclusive. Figures are presented based on studies following each approach, with the inclusive approach providing the most comprehensive number of more than 18 000 social enterprises in Belgium. Figures on employment, growth rates, legal forms and activity sectors are also presented. The fourth section reviews the main actors in the social enterprise eco-system in Belgium and its various regions. Significant attention is devoted to public authorities and public policies at the federal and regional levels. Networks and federations of different types are also presented, as well as advice and consultancy organisations, universities, observatories, incubators, etc. Finally, the need for and supply of social finance are presented and the gaps between demand and supply are discussed. Finally, the last section discusses some of the debates, obstacles and opportunities around social enterprise in Belgium. Four trends and challenges are also discussed: diversification, market recognition, social impact and communication/visibility. The annexes include the EU operational definition of social enterprise, five illustrations relating to different fields of activity, and a list of references for further exploration of the social enterprise landscape in Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailCiments ternaires à haute teneur en calcaire
Pierre, Christian; VanHamme, Géraldine; Lauch, Kim-Séang et al

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See detailBehaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads - Deliverable D.9 - Robustimpact
D'Antimo, Marina ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

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The present work is dedicated to the behaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads. The results presented in this part have been mainly developed in [1]. The component ... [more ▼]

The present work is dedicated to the behaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads. The results presented in this part have been mainly developed in [1]. The component method is a nowadays widely recognized procedure for the evaluation of the design properties of structural joints. It is used as a reference method in the Eurocodes and the proposed rules in these codes are mainly devoted to the characterization of joints subjected to bending moments and shear forces. However, in some situations, these joints can be subjected to combined axial loads and bending moments, for instance in frames subjected to an exceptional event leading to the loss of a column, situation where significant tying forces can developed in the structural beams above the lost column. The purpose of this work is to present and validate a design model, founded on the component method, aiming at predicting the behaviour of composite joints subjected to combined axial loads and bending moments. In particular, in the following the validation of this model through comparisons to recent experimental tests performed on steel composite beam-to-column joints at University of Stuttgart will be presented. The proposed method is mainly adapted from the former research work of Demonceau [2]. Some changes are made in order to improve the former method and also to extend it to the type of joints used in the framework of the current European project (Deliverable 5). Beam to column composite joints with flush-end-plate connection are mainly investigated hereinafter. The work will manly focus on the behaviour of joints under sagging moments, as it has not been widely researched yet in comparison to joints under hogging moment. An excel-based routine of the proposed method has been developed; it has been designed to be adaptable to different types of composite joints, with the objective to facilitate the verification and/or the application of the above-mentioned design model. [less ▲]

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See detailDélivrable D3.3 Bilans hydrogéologiques
Schmit, Flore; Hallet, Vincent; Briers, Pierre ULg et al

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See detailDetailed results of the experimental tests - Deliverable D.5a - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULg et al

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At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the ... [more ▼]

At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. The tests' campaign planned by the Università degli Studi di Trento comprises of: - two full-scale tests on 3D specimens representative of the reference buildings; From two reference structures selected as cases study two representative substructures characterised by the same overall dimensions but by a symmetric and an asymmetric configuration (i.e., column layout), respectively, have been identified. The substructures, built in laboratory, are tested reproducing the collapse of a central column. The aim of the tests is to investigate the influence of the biaxial membrane effect associated with the concrete slab in a framed structure when the collapse of a column happens. - 20 tensile tests on T-stubs related to the beam-to-column joint adopted in the reference structures and in the full-scale specimens. T-stubs associated to both the column (10 specimens) and the end-plate (10 specimens) are tested. The tests are performed at two different loading speeds aiming at investigating the influence of strain rate effects on the joint performance, with particular reference to the deformation capacity. As a reference, also quasi-static tests are planned. At the Institute of Structural Design experimental tests were carried out investigating the behaviour of 2D-frames under a column loss. In addition the behaviour of composite joints under high speed loading was examined. Within the framework of the project, two tests on composite frames were tested as well as four tests on composite joints. The 2D substructure tests planned at USTUTT have the objective to evaluate the benefit of the concrete slab compared to the behaviour of the composite frame structure concerning the development of a membrane effect. For this purpose, the results of the composite frame tests will be compared to the 3D substructure tests performed at UTRE. Therefore, the test specimens of the 2D substructure tests are adapted to the 3D substructure tests. In order to compare also the results of the composite joint tests to the behaviour of the frames and to observe the influence of the joints on each other the test specimens for the joint tests are also adapted to the frame tests. Experimental impact tests were planned at the University of Liege (ULg): 22 tests on beam-to-column joints with 5 different joint configurations and 22 tests on column base joints with 4 different joint configurations. One of the objectives of the performed study was to propose realistic joints and column bases which could fit with the laboratory facilities of ULg, what induced a downscaling of the dimension of the members in comparison to the dimension of the ones met in the reference building. With the designed specimens, it is possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading, for different levels of energy (small, medium and high levels), and to compare this response to the one obtained through a static test to highlight the dynamic effects. These static tests are performed for each type of specimens and will be used to clearly determine the different level of energy to be used for the impact tests. The general test setup for all tests was derived in Work Package 3 and can be found in the deliverable D.4.1 [18] of the project. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign guidlines - Deliverable D.13 - Robustimpact
Charlier, Marion; Hanus, François; Vassart, Olivier et al

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The present document details the design guidelines which emanates from the RobustImpact project. The reasoning used is depicted below in Figure 1-1. The first step is to define the impact scenario and its ... [more ▼]

The present document details the design guidelines which emanates from the RobustImpact project. The reasoning used is depicted below in Figure 1-1. The first step is to define the impact scenario and its key parameters. Then the impact can be characterized as a hard impact or as a soft impact. The first option assumes that the kinetic energy of the impactor is absorbed by the impactor itself while the second option assumes that the kinetic energy of the impactor is mainly absorbed by the column, thus leading to plastic deformations and the activation of geometrical non-linear effects in the column. If the soft impact is considered, the buckling resistance of the column must be examined in order to evaluate if the impacted column shows sufficient residual resistance after the impact. If this is not the case, the structure will resist if it is able to sustain the load initially carried by the impacted column by redistributing it in the damaged structure, i.e. if it is able to activate alternative load path. The resistance brought by other structural elements will then be evaluated. If the impacted column is a peripheral column, the yield line theory is used to evaluate the resistance of both slab and beams. In case of a central column, Bailey’s method evaluating the slab resistance taking into account the membrane effect is used to determine the contribution of the slab. The contribution of the beams is then quantified by evaluating the corresponding P-u curve. All the methods have been validated using FEM softwares. Since the project concerns structures whose columns are impacted by vehicles, the accidental load combination must be considered. In addition, the yield strength of the steel should be considered as 𝑓𝑦,𝑑𝑦𝑛= 𝜇.𝑓𝑦> 𝑓𝑦 . Indeed was proved than the steel mechanical properties are better under dynamic loading. Nevertheless, there is for the moment no available quantification for the majoring coefficient that should apply to 𝑓𝑦 : this could be done realizing tests. [less ▲]

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See detailSimplified equivalent static approach and results for deriving structural requirements - Deliverables D.11 and D.12 - Robustimpact
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; D'Antimo, Marina ULg; Huvelle, Clara et al

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Deliverable 11 and 12 have been merged in the present document which can be seen as the main outcome of the activities conducted with Work Package 9 of the Robustimpact project. Section 2 presents first ... [more ▼]

Deliverable 11 and 12 have been merged in the present document which can be seen as the main outcome of the activities conducted with Work Package 9 of the Robustimpact project. Section 2 presents first the sophisticated numerical investigations conducted on a reference structure subjected to impacts of vehicles. Then, Section 3 presents in details the simplified analytical models/tools developed within the present project to predict the response of a structure (or a part of a structure) further to the impact of a vehicle. With the presented models, it is demonstrated that an accurate prediction of the structural results may be obtained and that all the parameters influencing this response are mastered. Section 4 introduces the different parametric studies which have been conducted (partly using the models/tools presented in Section 3) on 2D and 3D steel and composite structures or on composite floors. Finally, Section 5 highlights the structural requirements which can be proposed as an outcome of the performed investigations. Through this document, it is demonstrated that the different objectives of Work Package 9 have been reached in the framework of this project. [less ▲]

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See detailVerification of analytical and numerical tools - Deliverable D.5b - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULg et al

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The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented ... [more ▼]

The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented within the previous chapter. In particular, numerical and analytical analysis have been performed to design the experimental test and the test setup for the symmetric and the asymmetric 3D test performed by UTRE. For the 2D-frame tests a numerical simulation was performed and the analytical model was validated. In addition to the recalculation of the experimental investigations on composite joints some parameters were varied in order to evaluate the influence on the behavior of the composite joints. Furthermore an analytical approach to predict the response of joints subjected to M-N-loading was investigated. In addition, analytical calculations have been performed in order to predict the results of the static and dynamic experimental tests. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign report of the specimens for all the experimental analyses - Deliverable D.4.1 - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Huvelle, Clara et al

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The present report focuses on the design of the experimental analysis that are going to be performed within the ROBUSTIMPACT project (Grant Agreement Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00029). The project focuses on ... [more ▼]

The present report focuses on the design of the experimental analysis that are going to be performed within the ROBUSTIMPACT project (Grant Agreement Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00029). The project focuses on the behavior of composite steel and concrete framed buildings against accidental actions. Within the project, several experimental analyses are going to be performed spanning from the local to the global behavior. The report is divided in 4 parts, each one describing the preliminary work of each partner of the project. In particular:  Part A reports the work performed by USTUTT (University of Stuttgart) including the design of four experimental tests on composite joints and two experimental tests on composite frames. In particular, the composite joints will be investigated in order to better understand the behavior in terms of activation of catenary actions. The tests on composite frames are performed investigating the influence of the high speed loading and strain rate effects on the deformation capacity of these structures.  Part B reports the work performed by ULg (University of Liege) including the design of 44 experimental impact tests on beam-to-column joints and column base joints. With these tests will be possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading for different level of energy.  Part C reports the work performed by UTRE (Università degli Studi di Trento) including the design of the case study reference structures and the design of the experimental tests. In particular, two 3D full scale tests will be performed by simulating to total loss of the impacted column in order to investigate the redundancy of the 3D slab system in terms of activation of membrane effects.  Part D reports the work performed by RWTH (University of Aachen) including the design of six crash tests on columns that are going to be performed in order to investigate the residual strength of the damaged member after the impact. The aim is to determine the response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of Specifications and Performance Criteria for Surface Preparation Based on Issues Related to Bond Strength
Bissonnette, Benoît; Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andrzej et al

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In addition to the development of a satisfactory test procedure and recommendations to improve the overall quality of concrete repair works, the authors of this proposal intend to collaborate with various ... [more ▼]

In addition to the development of a satisfactory test procedure and recommendations to improve the overall quality of concrete repair works, the authors of this proposal intend to collaborate with various representatives from public agencies and from the industry to facilitate technological transfer. Presentations will be made in conferences and workshops in North America and Europe. At the end of the project, the results shall include two MSc theses and at least two papers in major journals, such as Concrete International or ACI Materials Journal. Also, the project should provide the basis towards a standard procedure for the evaluation of superficial cohesion of concrete, in relation with surface preparation and concrete removal techniques. Finally, recommendations and specifications could be incorporated in future versions of the ACI-ICRI Manual of Concrete Repairs as well as in DOT’s specifications. [less ▲]

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See detailParlement Citoyen Climat en Province de Luxembourg
Stassart, Pierre M ULg

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See detailAmélioration des performances des recyclés en domaine routier par optimisation des unités de traitement
Van der Wielen, Audrey; Grégoire, Colette; Janssens, Benoît et al

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See detailANNUAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT - Climate change and Antarctic microbial biodiversity (CCAMBIO)
Tytgat, Bjorn; Willems, Anne; Sweetlove, Maxime et al

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See detailThe role of companies in « smart and sustainable city » initiatives in Belgium
André, Anne-Marie; Crutzen, Nathalie ULg

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See detailRapport de l’étude visant à évaluer le dispositif appliqué en sciences médicales
Detroz, Pascal ULg; Monseur, Christian ULg; Romainville, Marc et al

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See detailTechniques for nutrient recovery from household and industrial wastes
Camargo-Valero, Miller; Bamelis, Lies; De Clercq, Lies et al

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See detailTechniques for nutrient recovery from digestate derivatives
Bamelis, Lies; Blancke, Stieven; Camargo-Valero, Miller et al

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See detailTechniques for nutrient recovery from manure and slurry
Camargo-Valero, Miller; De Clercq, Lies; Delvigne, Frank ULg et al

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See detailLes études de genre. Histoire des femmes et histoire du genre
Dor, Juliette ULg

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Débats sur « la théorie du genre » dans les manuels scolaires en France. Jalons chronologiques d'une définition du genre. "La place des femmes dans l’histoire. Une histoire mixte" (Mnémosyne). "Hommes et ... [more ▼]

Débats sur « la théorie du genre » dans les manuels scolaires en France. Jalons chronologiques d'une définition du genre. "La place des femmes dans l’histoire. Une histoire mixte" (Mnémosyne). "Hommes et femmes au Moyen Âge, Histoire du genre, XIIe-XVe siècle". [less ▲]

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